Obama inauguration playlist: Beyonce, Wonder, fun.
ASSOCIATED PRESS January 17, 2013 1:54PM
FILE - This May 7, 2012 file photo shows Beyonce Knowles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada in New York. President Obama released an official playlist through the digital music service Spotify on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2013. The list includes songs by Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Usher, fun. and other acts set to perform during various inauguration events. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)
Updated: January 27, 2013 3:38PM
NEW YORK — President Barack Obama is preparing for all the musicians set to perform at his inauguration festivities by releasing an official playlist.
He released the 16-track playlist, which also includes music by some of his favorite artists, through the digital music service Spotify on Thursday. The list includes jams by Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, Usher and fun. They will all perform at different inaugural events, which start Saturday in Washington, D.C.
Obama’s list also includes John Legend’s “Ordinary People,” “Firework” by Katy Perry, James Taylor’s “Your Smiling Face” and the “Glee” cast version of Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory.”
Other artists include Marc Anthony, Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, Kelly Clarkson, Nick Cannon and Mindless Behavior.
Inauguration Day is Monday.